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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Illinois

Aspiring medical assistants (MAs) in Illinois do not need to be licensed or certified, though obtaining medical assistant certification in Illinois betters your chances of becoming employed. In addition, Illinois does not provide an official list of tasks MAs may perform.

For additional resources and to explore medical assistant Illinois salary data, please read on.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Illinois

What Does a Medical Assistant Make in Illinois?
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division12,590$16.37$34,050
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division1,180$16.35$34,020

Resources for Medical Assistants in Illinois

Visit the link below for more detailed information on earning medical assistant certification in Illinois.

  • Illinois Society of Medical Assistants: The ISMS is dedicated to helping medical assistant Illinois professionals continue their education, earn and maintain credentials (including medical assistant certification in Illinois), and provide care that is held to high standards.

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